Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Help Combat Climate Change as a Neighborhood Sustainability Steward!

Friday, December 12th, 2014

OSU Extension’s innovative Neighborhood Sustainability Stewards volunteer program engages the local community in climate change actions on a household level.  Program goals are: to engage the general public in a climate change conversation, to give the public tools to lower CO2 emissions on a household level, and to provide skills to live [...]

Are Insects the Next Big Food Craze?

Monday, May 19th, 2014

Oftentimes people look for local organically grown meat, fruits, and vegetables to lower their footprint on our planet. If the United Nations advice is taken to heart we might be seeing insects show up at our local groceries. Why would anyone want to eat insects? Insects have supplemented the diets of people from Latin America, [...]

Local Eats Week 2013

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

In celebration of Local Eats Week, multiple restaurants in the local area are currently offering special $6 plates of delicious, locally-sourced food. From October 18 until the 24, restaurants will have a special dish available that is made with local ingredients from the six surrounding counties of Linn, Benton, Lane, Lincoln, Marion, and Polk. The [...]

Take Charge of your Carbon Emissions This Fall

Monday, October 21st, 2013

The OSU Sustainability Office and Energize Corvallis have teamed up to help answer some burning questions.
Did you know that by placing a 6-inch pan on an 8-inch burner you are wasting about 40% of the heating energy being used to prepare food?  …or that properly inflated tires save about 3% of your fuel use, the equivalent [...]

Clean Plate Challenge, World Food Day

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

October 16th is World Food Day – a global effort to end world hunger. At OSU’s Student Sustainability Initiative, we’re focusing our efforts not on new modes of farming, but what we can do right now to have an impact. We came up with the Clean Plate Challenge to call attention to the food that [...]

Students donate 13 tons to nonprofits during campus move-out

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013

Volunteers stood around a large table, sorting through the items left to charity by the students on campus. More donations rolled forward in orange carts, slightly damp from the heavy rain outside. Filling the carts to the brim, the donations came in many different states: from fresh unopened food, to well-worn shoes and dusty rugs.
In [...]

Earth Week kicks off tomorrow! Runs April 20-27.

Friday, April 19th, 2013

At OSU, we have been celebrating Earth Day ever since the first one in 1970. But we’re too hardcore for just one day of observance of this amazing planet we live on, so we celebrate for a full week! Hence: Earth Week, a week of fun and educational activities geared toward raising environmental awareness and [...]

Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group starts April 2

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Northwest Earth Institute discussion courses are a popular way to engage in locally-relevant conversations about the topics of our time.  More than 130,000 people worldwide have participated in their discussion courses!
Beginning April 2, a Global Warming: Changing Course discussion group is starting in Corvallis at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, NW Circle and 29t St.  Course [...]

Now Hiring resident hall Eco-Reps!

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

Campus Recycling, the OSU Sustainability Office, University Housing and Dining Services and the Student Sustainability Initiative are recruiting resident students to serve as paid Eco-Representatives (Eco-reps) in three residence halls this academic year (applicants from all halls are welcome).
Eco-reps will work to educate their peers about sustainable lifestyles and resources, assist with marketing and outreach [...]

On-campus students give over 10 tons to nonprofits during move-out

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Another academic year has come and gone at OSU, and with the end of the year came the annual Residence Hall Move-Out Donation Drive, an effort to encourage students to donate as much as possible as they move out of the residence halls. This year OSU beat last year’s record and exceeded our 20,000-pound donation [...]